The Daily Nugget (Paperback)

Motivations for Basketball Coaches and Everyone Who Loves the Game

By Jim Burson

Exohs LLC, 9780996002226, 260pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2015



The Daily Nugget is written by a coach for coaches. When you engage this book, you get powerful connections with everyone in your program, from players to parents and officials. Let your players have their own copies and you'll see a chain reaction, as they begin to motivate themselves and each other. Designed for busy coaches, the book is organized by the five key seasons of basketball-preseason, early season, mid-season, post-season and summer season. Each section opens with season-specific tips for how to use the nuggets and closes with a summary of how things went. You'll learn how to:
  • Bring out the best in yourself, your players and everyone around you
  • Motivate and inspire your players through good times and tough times
  • Communicate with your players year round
  • Build the strong relationships that create long-term success
Whether you're a veteran coach or just starting out, there's no better way to lift and motivate your players-and yourself-than by engaging The Daily Nugget every day. Shout-out to players: Your coach needs you on board now Get your own copy of this book so you are always ready for the Nugget Huddle.

About the Author

Dr. James (Jim) Burson, creator of Solution-Based Basketball(R), is known as a "coach's coach ... and a respected sage in the [coaching] fraternity" (Sports Illustrated) for his lifetime commitment to the game. He also authored the best-selling The Golden Whistle-Going Beyond: The Journey to Coaching Success and writes a widely-read coaching blog at his website, Jim is a consultant for basketball coaches and sports companies, including Nike. He is past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and is a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, where he serves on the board of directors. An all-time top Division III coach, Jim taught and coached for over 40 years at Muskingum University in Ohio. Jim is a popular motivational speaker, known to recite poetry spontaneously. He is an ardent student of Ralph Waldo Emerson, despite his disappointment when he learned Emerson never coached basketball.